Artworks Seen on this Episode...

Sam's LA Paintings: Marilyn Monroe's House
Acrylic on canvas 36 X 24 in. (framed)
With Auction Paddles

Sam's art looks distinctly (and deliberately) like David Hockney's paintings with their bright pastels and flat, sun-drenched LA facades. But Sam's paintings depict the less sunny parts of Southern California life: they are all scenes of infamous LA locations where horrible violence or death occurred.
   The first in the series is based on a police photograph of Marilyn Monroe's bungalow taken on the day she died. The auction paddles, made for a scene where Sam's paintings are being sold at a charity auction, mimic Marilyn's curves and spell out her measurements (35-22-35).